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into an argument with another man in the restaurant. carolyn tyler has the story. >> reporter: for years this jack-in-the-box has been open 24/. >> you are kind of hungry you can go to jack-in-the-box. >> some neighbors in the surrounding residential area say this fast food restaurant is a magnet for drunks and troublemakers, especially after the bars close at 2 am. >> we need to close that jack-in-the-box between 2 am and 4 am to make sure that the neighbors have a chance for peace and quiet at night. >> reporter: david lee has started an online petition to have the restaurant's hours restricted. more than 400 people signed in just two days. many point to what happened early thanksgiving morning when according to police a fight inside the jack-in-the-box escalated into an intentional hit-and-run at the gas station down the street. offduty state firefighter albert martol remains in critical condition. that is when city hall learned the restaurant was operating around the clock without the proper permit and critics are now seizing the opportunity to try to close it for two hours overnight. >>> that
, polluting the bay. more tonight from carolyn tyler. >> conveyor belt was idol this afternoon at metal management in redwood city. epa says the belt is used to move thousands of pound of shredded metal from cars to ship bound for asian 8. that belt was function oning in such a way that metal and p cb and mercury, copper, lead and p cb were ending up going directly into the san francisco bay which is a violation of the clean water act. >>reporter: the regional administrator says the p cb levels were up to continue,000 times over what was expected and the mercury 100 times. danger to fish, wild life and human. >> obviously fishermen and this is a worry for them. >>reporter: epa has taken photo of the largest metal electronic recycler in the world. and inspectors sent to the facility found evidence of pollution at both the shipping and rail car receiving areas. >> my immediate reaction to what i saw at the water edge was somewhat alarming. >>reporter: epa says the violations may have been going on as far back as 1992. agency is now demanding similar put prevention plan in place and
with traffic stop nearly 2 miles away. carolyn explains what happened. >> my friend. >>reporter: roberts lost his best friend of more than 20 years today. in a strange and tragic set of circumstances this traffic mess is the end result. roberts says he was behind the wheel early this morning. his friend armed james and 2 other passengers were along for the ride. when he was stopped by annual immediate police officer. >> he said he wasn't we was going past the speedlimit. >>reporter: roberts car was impounded. alameda police say that's because had he a suspended license. it was just before 5 in the morning and this residential neighborhood. 4 people without a car. >> they were given the option of having the police officer call them a cab at their expense of course to go to their destination. they declined the offer. and then the individuals were no longer being detaped by the police department so she were on their way. >> we live far but we had to get to where we need to go so we had to walk. >>reporter: they ended up nearly 2 miles away walking along the edge of doolittle drive. re
it for february 24th one month from tomorrow. but tonight a new accuser has come forward. carolyn tyler has the story. >>reporter: this morning the sheriff was granted a speedy trial. this afternoon annex girlfriend came forward telling us she is willing to testify against him. the woman whom we are not identifying described the sheriff as a pit bull and bully during her year long relationship with him that began in 2007. woman filed a police report yesterday and tells abc 7 that in one incident he pushed me up against a wall. grabbing my arm and yelling. he caused a bruise that he apologized for. according to court documents the wife lopez accused him of bruising her arm occurring a new years eve confrontation. the shave has pled not guilty to 3 misdemeanor charges. and he has support. >> they are trying to take down a good man who stands for the city and fought for the city passionately. >>reporter: his attorney says this is one of the most over blown cases he has ever seen. >> if in times of the investigation the publicity, the amount of evidence. >>reporter: attorney wagner tol
violence. but he left the meeting saying he's not going anywhere. carolyn tyler spoke with the sheriff and had his reaction to that conversation. >>reporter: it was d-day for san francisco mayor lee. time for a heart to heart talk with embattled sheriff ross about his future. >> it's an opportunity time for the mayor. i would do this for any elected official or department head. if they are so distracted and i see that happening that i would ask them to consider making a personal position of their own. i don't want to putney more pressure on the sheriff. i think he has enough. >>reporter: but there's no doubt the mayor wants the sheriff to take a leave while he fights charges of domestic abuse. the sheriff says the meeting this afternoon in the mayor's office was cordial. did he ask you to step down. >> no. >>reporter: have you offered to do that? >> no. >>reporter: why do you think you can run the office effectively. >> i already am. i mean i am doing just that. at any time i'm putting in well over 40 hours a week here in the offic office. it's not a straight 8 to 5 job.
. story tonight from carolyn tyler. >>reporter: tim says he was bussed by a woman catholic church whp avenues young boy but took him 30 years to come forward this causes severe injuries that has life long effects crippling injury and sometimes you don't understand that until decades later. >>reporter: he came to the california supreme court where the justices are sdaiding how latest too late to bring a clergy abuse lawsuit. the case involves late reverend donald who once served at saint joe parish in hayward. 6 brothers say he molested them during the 1970's. but they did not link that to their psychological problems until 2006. that was three years after the california legislature extended the statute of limitations and open add one year window in 2003 for victims to sue. the spokesman for the oakland day cease believes that means time is up. >> that statute of limitation that in 2003 opened up that opportunity many gave hundreds and hundreds of people throughout the state their day in court. all but l several of those case were his settled including many that included the dio
tonight from carolyn tyler. >>reporter: well the pressure is mounting on l ross even member of transition team among those here at city hall today calling for him to resign. step down. while this investigation is under way. and while that news conference was under way, take a look at this unbee known as to anyone but photographer luke of the fog city journal, his wife lopez was there in the group. lchblingt he snapped these pictures of her. she was wearing dark glasses. she did not identify herself. she didn't say anything. mercury's attorney said she was on her way to visit him at city hall. you have to wonder though what she was thinking as those women were speaking on her behalf. demonstrators say that he should rae sign or step down while he's being investigated. for domestic violence. newly elected sheriff is accused of grabbing his wife's arm and causing a bruise on new year's eve. investigators say they have the video to private. video taken by a neighbor. members of the domestic violence consortium say the the allegations are serious and they are also incensed at the way th
profile. in the newsroom, carolyn tyler, "abc 7 news." >>> a marin county smoking ban is on hold while they consider weeding out marijuana. it would allow the smoking in apartments and included marijuana and other herbs as well as tobacco. it was sent back to the committee with supervisor said only tobacco should be banned. there is already a law covering pot. >>> there is a lot of excitement in the central valley community of patterson about what could be a big economic boost. patterson is six square miles and sits right off of i-5. a new facility there that is apparently being built would bring much needed jobs and tax revenue. laura anthony has the story. >>> we are beside ourselves with joy over the project. >> they are calling project "x" to bring a major company to their town. >> why all the secrecy? >> that is the request of the end user. they finalize their details and prefer to have privacy in the matter. >> reporter: they don't divulge the name of the company but wide speculation amazon is planning to put a million foot distribution center 120 acres on the west side of town.
>> good evening everyone. i'm carolyn johnson. dan ashley has the night off. >> san francisco new sheriff faces criminal charges tonight after an apparent fight with his wife on new year's eve. ross is charged with 3 miss demeanor. they are one count of domestic violence. bat richlt one count of child endangerment and one count of dissuading a witness. the sheriff surrendered at the hall of justice where he was booked photogphed and fingerprinted. as vick lee reports, district attorney george says police are investigating the possibility that he might have been involved in other incidents of spousal abuse. >> whether this was the elected sheriff or any other san francisco resident this type of behavior is inexcusable, criminal and will be prosecute prosecuted. >> one of the charges was dissuade ago witness to the crime. he says he tried to influence the outcome of the vichlingts has to do with intent to either stop the grit calling the police or report ago crime or from assisting in having the judicial process and criminal process over. >> it was on new year's eve when he repo
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